Common Diseases Doctors Get Wrong

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Last Updated: Jun 1, 2016

When you feel unhealthy, you go to the doctor to get treated. But sometimes there are diseases that even doctors find hard to identify because they are non-specific and are variable to each person.8 More

Here are the top diseases doctors usually diagnose wrongly:

  1. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This is when you have been suffering abdominal pain and constipation for over three months.
  2. Celiac Disease. This is a reaction to gluten that causes inflammation in your small intestine.
  3. Fibromyalgia. This is a widespread pain in the musculoskeletal system.
  4. Rheumatoid Arthritis. This is an autoimmune disorder characterized by painful inflammation and swelling of the joint.
  5. Multiple Sclerosis. This is an autoimmune disorder where the immune system attacks the nervous system disturbing the communication between the brain and the body.
  6. Lyme Disease. Besides tick bites and bulls eye rash, this is also characterized by headaches, fatigue, flu, joint pains and other symptoms.
  7. Lupus. This inflammatory disease is characterized by that butterfly like rash on the cheeks.
  8. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Some of its symptoms include unexplained weight gain, irregular menstrual cycle, and difficulty in getting pregnant.
  9. Appendicitis. It is very difficult to identify inflamed appendix. The symptoms include nausea and tenderness with pain on the belly button area.

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Here are other honorable mentions:

  • Endometriosis
  • Migraines
  • Cluster Headaches
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Diabetes
  • Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome

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